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OKAY.

[CALL TO ORDER]

JUNE 23RD, 2021, A MEETING OF THE BUILDING CENTERS COMMISSION TO ORDER.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT THE TIME IS 6:35 PM.

MY NAME IS FABIOLA.

I'M THE VICE-CHAIR OF A BILLIONAIRE SENATORS COMMISSION.

I HEAR BY WELCOME TO FAMILY ARE MEETING AND I WELCOME.

I INCLUDE MY WELCOME TO ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS FOR TONIGHT.

SO AT THIS TIME I'M GOING TO CALL THE ROLE AND I'M GOING TO ASK WHEN THE COMMISSIONERS PRESENT TONIGHT.

SO PLEASE SIGNIFY THAT YOU'RE HERE.

I'M GOING TO DO IT ONE BY ONE.

AND, UH, AS A REMINDER TO YOU, PLEASE TELL YOUR CAMERA'S ZONE.

NOT ONLY FOR THE ROLL CALL, BUT EVERY TIME THAT WE HAVE A VOTE, LET ME SHARE TO WORDY TOWSON.

MARTY THOMPSON IS HERE WITH NO CAMERA COMMISSIONER, JOHN GREEN HERE.

COMMISSIONER ELIZABETH MUELLER PRESENT COMMISSIONER JIMMY HERE.

SO, UH, AND WITH ME, IF I SHARE THAT MAKES SIX OF US MACHINE OR, UH, VICE CHAIR PROBABLY NOW BEFORE

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

THE CASES ARE CALLED THE COMMISSION WORLD, WE'LL ENTERTAIN CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS ON ITEMS. UH, THEY'RE NOT ON TONIGHT'S ITEM.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE ALLOWED AT THREE MINUTES OR SIX MINUTES FOR ANYONE REQUIRING INTERPRETATION SERVICES.

TONIGHT.

IF THE COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT A HEARING FOR EACH CASE ON THE AGENDA, THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER 19 CASES FROM FIVE PROPERTIES.

THE CASES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE ODOR IN QUESTION THE UP HERE AND BE AGENDA.

HOWEVER, THE COMMISSION MAY TAKE A CASE.

I DON'T ORDER IT IS APPROPRIATE.

ALL ATTENDEES AT THIS HEARING ARE REQUIRED TO OBSERVE APPROPRIATE DECORUM AND CIVILITY.

AS TONIGHT IMPAIR THE COMMISSION'S ABILITY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS, THE COMMISSIONS COORDINATOR COORDINATOR, MELANIE ALLIE, WE'LL CALL THIS PHASE ON THE AGENDA, FOLLOWED BY TESTIMONY.

AUSTIN COACH STAFF ALSO WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

WHEN AGENDA ITEM IS CALLED, I WILL ASK THE OWNER OR REPRESENTATIVE OR THE PROPERTY IF THEIR PRECEDENT, WHICH SIMPLISTIC, NOT AS YOU ARE PRESENT FOR YOUR CASE AFTER HIS CITY, WITNESS TESTIFIES YOU OR YOUR REPRESENT YOU OR YOUR MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE MAY ASK QUESTIONS, UH, UM, TESTIMONY OF THE WITNESSES AFTER THE CD HAS PRESENTED ITS EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES.

YOU'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT YOUR WITNESSES AND YOUR EVIDENCE.

YOU WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF FIVE MINUTES TO PRESENT YOUR CASE.

WHEN THE TIMER INDICATES THAT YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU MUST FINISH YOUR SENTENCE AND CONCLUDE YOUR PRESENTATION.

WE HAVE A TIMEKEEPER FOR TONIGHT'S MEETING.

I WILL OUR DESIGNATED TIME FEVER.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF THERE A TIME KEEPER FOR TONIGHT, AB TECH RIGHT HERE.

I CAN KEEP TIME FOR YOU.

OKAY.

AFTER YOU HAVE PRESENTED YOUR WITNESS, AUSTIN CODE STAFF MAY AS YOUR WITNESS QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR TESTIMONY UPON COOK POLLUTION, ABOVE YOUR SERIOUS PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES.

THE COMMISSION MAY ASK QUESTIONS.

EITHER SIDE THE COMMISSION WILL THEN HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM INTERESTED PARTIES REGARDING ITEMS, SAY FOR ACTION ON TONIGHT'S AGENDA, BOTH SIDES.

AND THE COMMISSION MAY ASK QUESTIONS OF THIS ADDITIONAL WITNESSES.

AFTER ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY IS CONCLUDED.

THE COMMISSION WILL DISCUSS THE CASE AND VOTE ON A DECISION.

THE COMMISSION'S DECISION WILL BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT.

AND A COPY OF THAT DECISION WILL BE MAILED TO YOU.

THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSION IS FINAL AND BINDING UNLESS APPEAL TO DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 90 DAYS AS PROVIDED IN THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCEDURE, PLEASE, AS YOUR QUESTIONS, WHILE YOUR CASE IS CALLED WITNESSES, WHO TESTIFIED TONIGHT WILL, WOULD DO SO UNDER OATH.

SO ANY PERSON WHO WAS SUPERCENTER TESTIMONY IN ANY CASE BEFORE THE COMMISSION WILL NOT BE SWORN TONIGHT, BECAUSE THIS IS THE VIRTUAL HEARING.

I WILL READ OUT THE OATH INS TOWARDS.

I WILL ASK YOU TO SPEAK UP IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO IT.

SO PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND I'M ASKING ALL THE WITNESSES FOR TONIGHT, PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

HERE'S

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THE ISSUE.

HAVE YOU SWEAR OR AFFIRM THAT THE TESTIMONY YOU WILL PROVIDE THIS EVENING IS THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

SO PLEASE SIGNIFY BY SAYING, I DO OBJECT TO THESE OATH, PLEASE STATE.

SO NOW, SO IF THERE'S NOTHING FURTHER, WE WILL APPRECIATE PER SE TO PROCEED PROCEDURES AND COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNICATION.

WE HAVE ONE PERSON THAT HAS SIGNED UP AND THAT IS, UH, I NEED A ROOSTER.

YES, I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

AND, UH, THE FLOOR IS OPEN TO YOU.

UM, YEAH, SO I'M A TENANT AT MOUNT CARMEL VILLAGE APARTMENT.

UM, UNDER EUREKA, I'VE BEEN WITH PHARMO FOR 15 YEARS.

UM, IF WE WERE AT THE LAST, UH, BCS MEETING AND WE WERE DISCUSSING ALL THE THINGS THAT HAD OCCURRED WITH THE GAS AND THE AFTERMATH OF URI.

AND SO THE TENANTS AND THE OTHER TENANTS CAME UP WITH A PLAN TO, UH, AN AGREEMENT WITH EUREKA.

FOR THE MOST PART THEY'VE BEEN UPHOLDING, UH, TENANTS HAVE START TO RETURN HOME, BUT WHEN THEY ARE GETTING HOME, THERE'S A LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH EUREKA, WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.

UM, IT'S HARD TO CONTACT ANYONE.

THERE'S A BIG ISSUE WITH PEST, UM, THAT SOME, A LOT OF TENANTS WERE NOT HAVING THOSE TESTS ISSUES BEFORE, BUT NOW THERE'S A BIG PEST ISSUE.

UM, AND THEN WE'RE JUST CONCERNED THAT WE'VE BEEN MAYBE RUSHED TO BACK.

UM, NOT ALL UNITS, UH, ARE, HAVE NOT ALL TENANTS THAT HAVE RETURNED.

I HAVEN'T TROUBLED, BUT A GOOD NUMBER OF THEM.

AND SO THOSE ARE JUST SOME CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE, UM, VIA THE TEAM TENNIS ASSOCIATION AND WITH A LOT OF THE RETURNED, UM, TENANTS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMITTEE UNDERSTOOD AND WAS ABLE TO HEAR THAT.

SO ONE QUESTION I, I HAVE AS A CHIEF KNOWLEDGE IS CODE ENFORCEMENT BEING OUT TO THOSE APARTMENTS.

HAS, HAS YOUR COMPLAINTS BEEN FILED WITH THE APARTMENT? YES, THERE'S BEEN COMPLAINTS.

UM, SOME OF THE REPAIRS, THINGS ARE NOT BEING COMPARED.

UM, AND WE JUST WANT THE, WE WANT THE UNITS TO BE MOVING AND READY ONCE THE TENANTS ARE RETURNING AND THEY'RE NOT MOVING READY.

AND SO WHENEVER THEY'RE GOING TO THE TENANTS ARE RETURNED OR GO IN AND GO SPEAK WITH THE, UH, OFFICE OR WITH EUREKA.

IT'S THE SAME THING.

LIKE THERE'S LACK OF COMMUNICATION.

YOU CAN'T GET THROUGH, UM, YOU CALL, THEY, THEY'RE ASKING YOU TO EMAIL YOUR EMAIL.

YOU'RE NOT GETTING A RESPONSE.

UM, SOME OF THE UNITS ARE NOT FULLY REPAIRED.

THAT AGAIN, THERE'S BEEN NO RUNNING WATER AND BATHROOMS. THESE ARE THINGS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE FIXED.

IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, BUT IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO WET YOUR STATEMENT? YEAH.

WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED AS WITH ALL THE REPAIRS BEFORE GOING HOME, BECAUSE ONCE THE UNIT, THE TENANTS WOULD SIGN ON, IT'LL BE THE SAME THING.

IT'LL BE, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME OR WE'VE BEEN NOW THAT THE TENANTS ARE BACK HOME, THAT THEY CAN'T GO IN AND FIX IT.

SO THAT'S ABOUT IT.

OKAY.

MS. BREWSTER, YOUR CONCERNS ARE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN NOT TAKE CARE OF.

UH, JUST MEAN SOMETHING WE CAN TAKE ACTION ON SINCE IT'S NOT AN AGENDA ITEM FOR TONIGHT'S MEETING, BUT BASED ON YOUR COMMENTS, I WILL CONSIDER IT ON AS A FUTURE, UH, ITEM FOR OUR NEXT MEETING, VICE CHAIR.

THIS IS MELANIE ALLIE.

UH, WE DO HAVE THIS ON THE AGENDA FOR A STAFF BRIEFING LATER.

THIS, UH, THIS PROPERTY, IT IS ON THE, YES, IT'LL BE ON THE AGENDA OF THE STAFF.

YEAH.

IT'S AN AGENDA ITEM THAT WE WILL GET BRIEFED ON, BUT IT'S NOT, UH, IT'S NOT SET FOR ACTION FOR TONIGHT.

THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS REGARDING, UH, CITIZEN PURCHASE? UH, COMMUNICATION BY ANYBODY VICE-CHAIR I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANYONE ELSE SET FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UH, GOOD.

BEFORE

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

WE MOVE ON TO THE CASES, COULD WE

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GO AHEAD AND APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE MAY 13TH AND MAY 26 MEETINGS? YES.

UH, NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO, UH, INTO THE AGENDA ITEM OR THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UH, SO WE ARE LOOKING AT THE, UH, MEETING AT THE MEETING IN MAY THE TWO MEETINGS, THE, UM, THE SPECIAL MEETING, AND THEN THE IRREGULAR CALLED MEETING.

SO, UH, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THEM ONE AT A TIME AND A MAY 13 SPECIAL CALL MEETING THE COMMISSIONER SAY, READ THE, UH, MINUTES.

EIGHT IS NOT.

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU'RE AN EDITOR, THE MEETING FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO VOTE.

IF YOU WRESTLEMANIA IS, UH, AND THE PERSON AT THE MEETING, YOU CAN STILL GO AHEAD AND VOTE ON I MOVE.

WE ACCEPT THE MEETING MINUTES FROM THE MAY 30TH MEETING COMMISSIONER MUELLER HAS A MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND, BUT I CAN IMAGINE OF YOUR SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GREEN.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A BLUE, RIGHT? UH, I'M GOING TO DO IT ONE AT A TIME.

UH, COMMISSIONER, UH .

YES.

TO APPROVE.

YES.

YES.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, COMMISSIONER GREEN.

OH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, COMMISSIONER TOWSON.

THEN WE'LL HAVE YOUR VOTE.

YES.

I'VE SAID YES TO APPROVE.

I GUESS MY PHONE IS NOT WORKING, RIGHT? YEAH.

IT WASN'T COMING IN CLEAR OUT.

SORRY, BUT WE KNOW THAT YOU AS THE S UH, COMMISSIONER GREEN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER.

UH, SO I STARTED, YES.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

AND I WILL, UH, APPROVAL OF THE MEETINGS TOO.

SO, UH, THAT'S A, A UNANIMOUS MR. CHAIRMAN.

I WOULD KNOW COMMISSIONER SILLY APPEARS TO HAVE JOINED.

WHAT WAS THAT AGAIN, SIR? I SAY, I, I BELIEVE WE HAVE SALLY GETS PRESENT.

OKAY.

SHELLY, PUSH OUT.

COMMISSIONER NUCLEAR PRESSURE.

NO, JOIN A MEETING.

COMMISSIONER SELIG JOINED.

OKAY.

WE CAN'T HEAR, LET ME SHARE A SHOUT OUT HERE.

YOUR VOTE ON THE EMOTION.

YES.

IT'S SEVEN VOTES UNANIMOUS.

NOW, UH, WE HAVE THE, UH, MEETING, UH, MAY THE 26.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON MAY THE 26TH, 2021 MOTION BY COMMISSIONER MUELLER? WELL, UH, MOST OF THEM ARE COMMISSIONER MILLER, UH, ZERO SECOND.

OKAY.

SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GREEN.

I'M GOING TO CALL THE ROLL ON THE ROAD.

UH, COMMISSIONER APPROVED COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, MARTY ALREADY APPROVED COMMISSIONER GREEN, COMMISSIONER MUELLER.

I MADE THE MOTION.

I APPROVE COMMISSIONER FACET.

YES.

I VOTE TO APPROVE AND COMMISSIONER SALAD AND I SHARE, OR THE VICE CHAIR.

PAULA WILL ALSO APPROVE.

SO THAT'S A SEVEN VOTES IN FAVOR.

IT'S UNANIMOUS VICE CHAIR WITH YOUR PERMISSION.

CAN I BEGIN CALLING THE CASES ON THE AGENDA? ALL RIGHT.

YES.

WE'RE GOING TO START OFF WITH A PUBLIC HEARING AND WE'RE GOING

[1. Case Numbers: Bldg. 3: CL 2021-086007, CL 2021-086037 & CL 2021-086090; Bldg. 4: CL 2021-086120; Bldg. 5: CL 2021-086132; Bldg. 6: CL 2021-086172; Bldg. 9: CL 2021-086133; Bldg. 10: CL 2021-086136; Bldg. 12: CL 2021-086137& CL 2021-086237; Bldg.13: CL 2021-086244 & CL 2021-086255; Bldg. 14: CL 2021-086295; and Bldg. 15: CL 2021-086281 & CL 2021-086263. Property address: 9500 Dessau Road (aka 9500 Apartments), Bldg. 3, Units 313, 314& 332; Bldg. 4, Unit 416; Bldg. 5, Unit 511; Bldg. 6, Exterior; Bldg. 9, Unit 911; Bldg. 10, Unit 1025; Bldg. 12, Units 1213& 1221; Bldg. 13 Exterior & Unit 1312; Bldg. 14, Exterior; and Bldg. 15, Exterior& Unit 1513 Staff presenter: Javier Salas, Austin Code Department Staff recommendation: Repair multi-family commercial structure (Part 1 of 2)]

TO GO INTO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE.

OKAY.

ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA IS A COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY LOCATED AT 9,500 DESSARO ROAD.

TONIGHT.

WE WILL BE 15 CASES FROM BUILDINGS, THREE THROUGH 6, 9, 10, AND 12 THROUGH 15.

THE CASE NUMBERS CAN BE VIEWED IN THE RECOMMENDED ORDER, AND RATHER THAN READ

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THEM OUT LOUD TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY, THEY'RE BEING DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN.

ALL EXHIBITS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FOR THIS PROPERTY CAN BE FOUND IN THE GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER IN A FOLDER TITLED 9,500 DSR ROAD.

LET'S REVIEW LET'S REVIEW A FEW FACTS ABOUT THE PROPERTY.

THIS IS ABOUT A COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY WITH A TOTAL OF 16 BUILDINGS AND 188 UNITS.

TONIGHT, WE ARE ADDRESSING SEVEN BUILDINGS CONSISTING OF 15 CASES.

THE CASES WERE ESCALATED TO BSC.

FOLLOWING THE INCLEMENT WEATHER EVENT IN FEBRUARY, THESE STRUCTURES HAVE SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS REQUIRING REPAIR IN THE GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER.

FOR EACH OF THE REFERENCE CASES, YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLOWING EXHIBIT ONE, WHICH CONTAINS A COPY OF THE TRAVIS CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT RECORD THAT VERIFIES OWNERSHIP REQUIRED NOTICES OF HEARING AND NOTICES AND POSTINGS A STRUCTURAL MAP OF THE PROPERTY.

EVEN NUMBERED EXHIBITS TWO THROUGH 30, WHICH CONTAIN THE COMPLAINTS IN CASE HISTORIES AND THE NOTICES OF VIOLATION, ODD NUMBERS, ODD NUMBERED EXHIBITS THREE THROUGH 31 H WHICH CON, WHICH CONSISTS OF CODES, PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROPERTY AND VIOLATIONS.

AND LASTLY CODES RECOMMENDED ORDERS BY BUILDING AUSTIN CODE INSPECTOR.

JAVIER SOLACE IS HERE TONIGHT TO PRESENT THE EXHIBIT PHOTOS FOR THESE CASES.

AND WE'LL DISCUSS THE VIOLATIONS AS THEY ARE DEPICTED INSPECTOR SOLACE.

PLEASE BEGIN YOUR TESTIMONY, ADAM, YOU CAN PULL UP THAT FIRST.

EVERYBODY HEAR ME? EXCUSE ME.

YEAH, WE HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS JAVIER SOLACE.

I'M A CODE OFFICER WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN CODE DEPARTMENT ASSIGNED TO THIS CASE.

UH, I'M HERE TO DISCUSS THE CODE VIOLATIONS AT 9,500 APARTMENT COMPLEX LOCATED AT 9,500 DECILE ROAD.

THE OWNER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS MAR SINGLE LLC ON FEBRUARY 14TH, 2021, THE STATE OF TEXAS AND CITY OF AUSTIN, OR IMPACTED BY A WINTER STORM EVENT, WHICH PRODUCED FREEZING WEATHER AND SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW.

IT HAS BEEN OVER FOUR MONTHS SINCE THIS, SINCE THIS WINTER STORM HAS PASSED, BUT THERE ARE TENANTS THAT THE 9,500 DESALLE ROAD APARTMENT COMPLEX, WHICH ARE STILL BEING AFFECTED AND LIVING IN SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS BEGINNING ON APRIL 2ND, 2021, THE AUSTIN CODE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS FROM TENANTS AT THE 9,500 APARTMENTS REPORTING, NUMEROUS SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS IN THE APARTMENTS AND ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDINGS.

TENANTS REPORTED CONTRACTORS STARTED REPAIRS ONSITE TO ADDRESS WATER DAMAGE FROM BURST PIPES DURING THE FEBRUARY WINTER STORM, BUT WERE, BUT REPAIRS WERE NEVER COMPLETED.

TENANTS REPORTED CONTACTING AUSTIN CODE DUE TO EXTENDED TIME WITH DISREPAIR, AS WELL AS LACK OF COMMUNICATION FROM MANAGEMENT ON WHEN THE REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL, MYSELF AND OTHER INSPECTORS, COMPLETED INSPECTIONS AND OBSERVED NUMEROUS STRUCTURAL VIOLATIONS ON THE PROPERTY.

MANY OF THESE SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS WERE DAMAGED AND MISSING INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WALLS, BUT ALSO INCLUDED INSECT AND RODENT INFESTATION AS WELL AS PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, AND MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES.

ON APRIL 16TH, 2021, I MADE CONTACT WITH LEASING OFFICE, UH, WITH PROPERTY MANAGER, NICOLE SEPATA AND ADVISED HER THERE WERE MULTIPLE CODE CASES AT THE COMPLEX ON APRIL 29TH, 2021.

I POSTED NOTICES OF VIOLATION ON PREMISES.

I POSTED THE NOTICES OF VIOLATIONS FOR THE LISTED OWNER AND T CAT, AS WELL AS THE REGISTERED AGENTS.

THESE NOTICES INCLUDED THE CASE NUMBER, THE UNIT, OR BUILDING NUMBER, A DESCRIPTION OF THE VIOLATION, THE RECOMMENDED REMEDY AND THE DATE THE UNIT WAS POSTED ON MAY 10TH AND MAY, MAY 22ND, 2021.

I RECEIVED EMAILS FROM 9,500 DESKTOP REGIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER, JANIE PRO GONZALEZ, STATING THAT REPAIRS WERE GOING TO BE MADE AND PERMITS OBTAINED, BUT NO TIMEFRAME FOR GIVEN ON MAY 20, THE NINTH, 2021.

I EMAILED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TO ADVISE THEM THAT THE COMPLIANCE TIMEFRAMES FOR THE CASES AT 9,500 DESKS, ALL ROAD HAD EXPIRED AS OF THAT DATE ON JUNE 2ND, 2021, I BEGAN MAKING FOLLOW-UP INSPECTIONS TO BUILDINGS AND UNITS.

I OBSERVED NO CHANGE IN THE UNITS.

I INSPECTED AND OBSERVED ONLY ONE OPENING IN THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING.

BUILDING 13 HAD BEEN COVERED TENANTS AGAIN, REPORTED NO UPDATE OF TIMELINE ON REPAIRS FOR MANAGEMENT TENANTS REPORTED.

NO ACCOMMODATIONS HAVE BEEN OFFERED TO THEM AT ANY TIME, OTHER THAN HELP WITH FILING OUT APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC RENTAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ON JUNE 9TH, 2010, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM LEGAL COUNSEL REPRESENTING 9,500 DESALLE ROAD APARTMENTS.

PAUL WATERS, WHO STATED THAT THE APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS HAVE

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NOW BEEN SUBMITTED AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WITH THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS ON JUNE 15TH, 2021.

I MADE CONTACT ON-SITE WITH PROPERTY MANAGER, NICOLE WHO HAD NO UPDATE ON THE TIMELINE FOR REPAIRS, BUT STATED PERMITS HAD BEEN OBTAINED AS OF TODAY'S DATE.

I FOUND SEVEN ACTIVE BUILDING PERMITS FOR DRY WALL REPAIRS.

FOR THIS ADDRESS, THESE PERMITS WERE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON JUNE 14, T 2021.

I OBSERVED NO ASSOCIATED PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL PERMIT SUBMITTED OR ACTIVE FOR THIS LOCATION, OBTAINING AND FINALIZING TRADE PERMITS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS IMPORTANT WHEN EXTENSIVE REPAIRS OR RENOVATIONS OCCUR AT A PROPERTY, IT ENSURES THAT THE CONTRACTOR OBTAINING THE PERMITS IS REGISTERED WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND VALIDATES THAT THE CONSTRUCTION BEING PERFORMED IS OCCURRING IN A SAFE AND WORKING LIKE MANNER.

THIS CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I WILL NOW TAKE YOU THROUGH THE LABEL PHOTO EXHIBITS.

UH, THE INITIAL PHOTO WAS, UH, BRINGING BACK TO THAT INITIAL PHOTO.

UH, THAT'S THE CONSTRUCTION CON EXHIBIT THREE A IS A CONTEXTUAL PHOTO OF THE 9,500 APARTMENTS, UH, SIGN NEXT LIKELY EXHIBIT THREE, B IS BUILDING THREE.

NEXT SLIDE.

EXHIBIT THREE.

C IS THE FRONT DOOR FOR BUILDING THREE 13.

3D IS PEELING PAINT, UH, IN THE LIVING ROOM FROM THE CEILING IN THE LIVING ROOM OF UNIT 3 13, 3 E IS MISSING AND DAMAGED, UH, INTERIOR WALLS.

IT'S A MISSING DRYWALL ALONG WITH, UH, EXPOSED, UH, EXPOSED WIRES AND STUTZ THREE F EXCUSE ME, THREE F IS MISSING, UM, CEILING ALONG WITH EXPOSED PIPES AND RAFTERS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

3G IS THE UTILITY CLOSET FOR BUILDING THREE 13, AS YOU CAN SEE, UH, THERE'S SOME MISSING DRYWALL THERE IN THE CORNER, ALONG WITH US, SOME BLACK MOLD LIKE SUBSTANCE, UH, THEY'RE ALSO IN THE CORNER.

YOU CAN SEE, UH, EXPOSED INSTALLATION ON THE, UH, BEHIND THE BLACK TARP THERE.

IT'S MISSING DRYWALL.

NEXT SLIDE FIVE A IS CONCEPTUAL OF THE FRONT DOOR OF 3 14 5 B IS THE LIVING ROOM OF UNIT THREE 14.

AS YOU CAN SEE A LARGE PORTION OF THE WALL THERE, AND THE LIVING ROOM HAS BEEN REMOVED.

THERE IS AGAIN, TARP THAT HAS BEEN PLACED, UM, THERE ON UNLIMITED, UH, WALLS.

YOU CAN SEE CEILING, UM, DRYWALL HAS BEEN REMOVED AND THE TUFTS SITTING THERE AS WELL, FIVE C IS MORE DRY WALL THAT HAS BEEN REMOVED ALONG WITH A OUTLET WITHIN A NO FACE FACE PLATE COVER FIVE D IS THE WALL BETWEEN THE, UH, UTILITY STORAGE ROOM, WHICH HAS AN EXTERIOR, UM, DOOR AND THE LIVING ROOM.

SO YOU CAN SEE THERE'S NO WALLS, NO DRYWALL THERE.

AND I, UM, YOU CAN SEE MISSING BASICALLY COVERS FOR THE, UH, FOR THE LIGHTS AND FOR THE OUTLETS THERE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FIVE E HIGHLIGHTS.

UM, THE, UH, THE COMMON WALL BETWEEN THIS UNIT AND ITS NEIGHBORING UNITS.

UH, YOU CAN SEE A BIKE IN THERE, THAT'S FROM THE NEIGHBORS.

UM, THERE'S NO WALL IN BETWEEN THOSE TWO UNITS, BOTH OF WHICH WERE OCCUPIED AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION, UH, FIVE F UH, SHOWS DAMAGED, UH, AND MISSING SHEET ROCK AGAIN, UM, THERE IN THE CEILING, UH, YOU CAN SEE EXPOSED, UH, FIRES, UM, IN THAT SLIDE AS WELL IS, UH, REPORTED BLACK MOLD LIKE SUBSTANCE 5G.

AGAIN IS MISSING SHEET ROCK WITH, UH, UH, NO FACEPLATE COVERS TO THE, UH, OUTLET THERE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SEVEN EIGHT IS THE FRONT DOOR OF THREE 30 TO SEVEN.

B IS IN THE LIVING ROOM OF 3 32.

IT'S THE CEILING THERE.

YOU CAN SEE SOME WATER DAMAGE SUSTAINING THERE.

THAT'S NEXT TO THE FIREPLACE.

SEVEN C IS THE UTILITY CLOSET, UH, IS THE UTILITY ROOM.

AND YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A COVERING THERE FOR, UM, A HOLE IN THE CEILING.

70 IS, UH, DAMAGED TO THE DRYWALL IN THE UTILITY ROOM.

IT'S AROUND THE WASHER-DRYER HOOKUP.

I CAN SEE THE MISSING DRYWALL

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THERE AND THE DRYWALL AND INSULATION ON THE GROUND.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN EXTERIOR CONTEXTUAL PHOTO OF A BUILDING FOR NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NINE B IS THE FRONT DOOR OF UNIT 4 16 9 C IS THE LIVING ROOM OF UNIT FOUR 16.

AS YOU CAN SEE, UH, THE BLACK TARP IS COVERING MISSING DRYWALL.

YOU CAN SEE A HOLE IN THE WALL, THE DRYWALL THERE AS WELL AS A MISSING DRYWALL IN THE CEILING EXPOSED WOODEN RAFTERS.

90 IS A, UM, UH, BRINGING ON AN OUTLET THERE.

AND NINE E IS MISSING CEILING DRYWALL IN THE UTILITY STORAGE ROOM WITH EXPOSED PIPES, RAPTORS AND WIRES.

NEXT SLIDE, THIS EXTERIOR BUILDING FIVE EXCELLENT 11 B IS CONTEXTUAL OF UNIT THREE 11 FRONT DOOR, 11 C IS A WALL INSIDE OF THE, UH, LIVING ROOM, UH, UNIT 3 11, 5 11, EXCUSE ME.

UH, ELEVENTY IS THE UTILITY ROOM AND FOR UNIT FIVE 11, I'M MISSING SHEET ROCK.

AND THEN THERE'S THAT PLASTIC TARP THERE AGAIN? UH, 11 E IS, UH, NO FACE PLATE COVERS TO, UH, THE OUTLETS IN, UM, THAT STORAGE UNIT UTILITY CLOSET.

NEXT SLIDE, 11 F 11 F IS THE, THE, UH, MISSING, UH, CEILING LIGHT AS WELL AS, UH, EXPOSED PIPES AND WIRES.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE EXTERIOR OF UNIT SIX BUILDINGS.

EXCUSE ME.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS MISSING.

UM, IS THIS MISSING EXTERIOR WALLS FOR, UM, BUILDING SIX, NUMBER 13, B AND 13 SEAT DAMAGED AND MISSING NEXT, THIS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS EXTERIOR BUILDING NINE.

NEXT SLIDE.

15, B IS THE FRONT DOOR OF NIGHT OF 9, 11 15 C IS AGAIN, DAMAGED AND MISSING DRYWALL IN THE LIVING ROOM.

UH, UH, FIVE OF 9, 11 15 D IS A FLAKING AND DAMAGED PAINT THERE.

AND THE KITCHEN AREA 15 E IS DAMAGED COUNTERTOPS, UM, IN THE KITCHEN AREA AS WELL.

AND NEXT SLIDE, 15 F IS THE DAMAGED DISHWASHER FROM THE KITCHEN.

15 G IS THE TOILET, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN, UH, SECURELY SECURED ONTO THE, UM, THE FLOOR THERE.

IT'S ENGINE.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

19 A IS THE EXTERIOR CONTEXTUAL PHOTO OF BUILDING 10.

NEXT SLIDE.

19, B IS UNIT 10 25 19 C SHOWS THE KITCHEN OF UNIT 10 25.

SO YOU CAN SEE THE, UH, KITCHEN CABINETS, UH, HAVE BEEN REMOVED ALONG WITH, UH, DRYWALL AGAIN, UM, IN 19 D THAT'S HIGHLIGHTED, UH, AS THERE'S NO, THE, THE KITCHEN SINK THAT YOU SEE THERE WAS, WAS PLACED BY, IT WAS PUT UP BY THE ACTUAL TENANT THERE, SO THEY COULD HAVE A KITCHEN SINK, A WORKING KITCHEN SINK, UM, AND EXPOSED PIPES AS WELL.

UH, 19 E YOU CAN SEE, UM, EVIDENCE OF A RODENT INFESTATION PEST INFESTATION, NEXT SLIDE, 19 F AND 19 G SHOW THE INOPERABLE, UH, STOVE IN THAT UNIT, 19 H AND 19, I SHOW THE FREEZER, UH, THE, THE REFRIGERATOR IN THAT UNIT AND THE FREEZER THAT NEEDS TO BE, UM, HOOKED UP WITH THAT, UM, WITH THAT BUNGEE CORD SO THAT IT STAYS SHUT.

NEXT SLIDE.

19 J

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SHOWS THE DAMAGE TO THE EXTERIOR SIDING, UH, IN THE BALCONY AREA, THAT UNIT NEXT LINE, THIS IS CONTEXTUAL OF BUILDING 12.

NEXT SLIDE.

19 B SHOWS UNIT 12 13, 19 C IS, UH, INSIDE OF UNIT 12, 13 SHOWING DAMAGED AND MISSING DRYWALL FROM THE WALLS AND CEILING 19 D AGAIN SHOWS MISSING, UH, DRYWALL AND DAMAGED DRYWALL OR EXPOSED INSTALLATION.

NEXT SLIDE, 21 IS CONTEXTUAL 12 21 21 B SHOWS THE KITCHEN IN 1221.

UM, AGAIN, MISSING COUNTERTOPS, MISSING SINK.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THEIR DISHES THEY'RE ON THE GROUND, UH, 21 C AND 21 D UH, SHOW EVIDENCE OF, UM, OF INFESTATION.

NEXT SLIDE, 21 E IS THE MASTER BEDROOM, A KITCHEN SINK.

I MEAN A BATHROOM SINK 21 F IS THE HALLWAY BATHROOM SINK AND HALLWAY BATHROOM SHOWING, UM, THE MISSING DRYWALL AND THE SEAT ON THE GROUND AS WELL.

21 G SHOWS THE NO FIXTURES IN THE BATH IN THE BATHTUB AND 21 H SHOWS THE EXPOSED WIRING IN THE BATHROOM AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, 21 SHOWS MISSING DRYWALL IN THE UTILITY CLOSET.

21 J SHOWS THE LOCATION OF WHERE THE DISHWASHER WAS PLACED.

UM, DURING REPAIRS 21 K SHOWS THE DILAPIDATED AND, UH, HANDRAIL, UH, AND THE, UH, THE BACK PORCH AREA.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS EXTERIOR OF BUILDING 13 X, LIKE 23, B AND 23 C SHOW SEPARATE BOWLS IN THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING.

UH, 23 B UH, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS STILL OPEN SHOWING, UM, UH, PIPES AND INSTALLATION.

23 C HAS, UH, A PIECE OF PLYWOOD IN A FIXED OVER NEXT LIFE.

THIS IS EXTERIOR, UH, UNIT 13, 12, NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

TWENTY-FIVE B UH, AGAIN, MISSING, UH, SHEET, UH, IN THE CEILING THERE 25 C SHOWS, UH, EVIDENCE OF POSSIBLE, UH, MORE LIKE SUBSTANCE IN THE, UH, IN THE CABINETS THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS EXTERIOR BUILDING 14, NEXT SLIDE.

27 B UH, SHOWS THE, UH, THE HOLES IN EXTERIOR OF BUILDING 1427 SEES A CLOSEUP OF THE, THE HOLE THAT WAS CUT UNDERNEATH THE STAIRCASE.

2070 IS THE HOLE RIGHT ABOVE THAT.

AND 27 E IS THE, UH, WHOLE ABOVE, UM, THE THIRD HOLE ABOVE THAT AS WELL.

AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE THE, THE INSTALLATION, THE PIPES, UM, THAT ARE EXPOSED AND OPEN TO THE ELEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE IS EXTERIOR BUILDING 15.

NEXT SLIDE IN 29 B SHOWS A HOLE, UH, ON THE SIDE OF THAT BUILDING 29 C SHOWS TWO SEPARATE, UH, OPENINGS THAT WERE CUT, UM, IN THE BALCONY AREAS OF, OF UNITS CATTY-CORNER TO THE 29, B 29 D UH, SHOWS OUTSIDE OF UNIT 15, 11, UH, DAMAGED, UH, EXTERIOR WALLS.

UH, 2019 IS A CLOSEUP OF THAT UNDERNEATH THE STAIRCASE.

NEXT SLIDE, 31 A IS UNIT 15, 13 31 B SHOWS THE KITCHEN TO THAT UNIT 15, 13, AS YOU CAN SEE, AGAIN, MOST OF THE, UM, DRYWALL HAS BEEN REMOVED.

UM, THERE IS NO KITCHEN SINK OR CABINETS, UM, THERE THAT WHITE, UH, KIND OF SAUCER DOWN THERE WAS PLACED THERE BY THE TENANTS TO CATCH LEAKING WATER FROM THE EXPOSED PIPES THERE.

I WANT HOOKED UP TO ANYTHING.

UM, 31 C UH, SHOWS A HOLE IN THE DRYWALL, LEADING OUT TO THE EXTERIOR, UH, WHICH THE TENANTS STATED, UM, RODENTS WERE USING TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEIR UNIT 31 D SHOWS EVIDENCE OF INFESTATION.

NEXT SLIDE, 31.

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HE SHOWS THE BLACK TARP THAT WAS USED TO COVER THE HOLE IN THE CEILING THERE.

AND THE MISSING GRAVEL 31 F SHOWS THE LOCATION OF THEIR, UH, DISHWASHER THAT WAS PLACED OUT IN THE, UH, IN THE BACK PORCH.

THEN 31 G UM, IS, UH, JUST A CLOSE UP OF THE SCENE WITH SOME EXPOSED WIRING THERE.

UM, AND, UM, NO FACEBOOK COVERS 31 H IS CLOSE UP.

UH, THE, UH, THE CEILING LIGHT SHE CAN SEE HAS BEEN REMOVED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, BECAUSE OF THE EXISTING CONDITIONS SHOWN IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE FINDINGS OF FACT, THE CODE OFFICIAL FOUND THAT THESE STRUCTURES ARE A PUBLIC AND ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE WITH SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS.

STAFF ASKED THE COMMISSION TO ADMIT EXHIBITS ONE THROUGH 31 H CONSISTING OF ALL EVEN NUMBERED EXHIBITS, WHICH INCLUDES STAFF PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT, AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND ODD NUMBERED EXHIBITS, WHICH ARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROPERTY AND THE VIOLATIONS ALSO CHAIR BEFORE VICE CHAIR.

BEFORE I READ THE RECOMMENDATION, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REQUEST SINCE THE LANGUAGE IS IDENTICAL IN EACH OF THE RECOMMENDED ORDERS.

COULD YOU PLEASE ALLOW ME TO READ IT ONCE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE REQUESTING SEPARATE ORDERS BE ISSUED BY BUILDING YOUR REQUEST IS GRANTED.

SO STAFF ALSO REQUESTS THAT THE COMMISSION ADOPT THE PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT INCLUSION CONCLUSIONS OF LAW FOR ALL REFERENCE CASES IN ORDER BY BUILDING THE FOLLOWING FOR CERTAIN INTERIORS AND UNITS OF BUILDINGS, THREE THROUGH 6, 9, 10, AND 12 THROUGH 15 ONE OBTAIN AND FINALIZE ALL NECESSARY PERMITS TO REPAIR ALL CITED VIOLATIONS TO THE COMMERCIAL MULTI-FAMILY STRUCTURE.

WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE, THE ORDER IS MAILED THREE REQUEST INSPECTIONS FROM AUSTIN CODE TO VERIFY COMPLIANCE AND FOUR ON THE 31ST DAY, IF COMPLIANCE HAS NOT BEEN ACHIEVED, ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY OF $2,000 PER WEEK BY BUILDING THAT WILL CONTINUE TO ACCRUE UNTIL THE CODE OFFICIAL DETERMINES THAT THE REQUIRED REPAIRS REQUIRED BY THIS ORDER ARE COMPLETE INTRA SHELLA CREW AT A RATE OF 10% PER YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE ASSESSMENT UNTIL PAID IN FULL VICE-CHAIR.

I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE COMMISSIONER GREEN AT THIS TIME.

YOU'VE BEEN RAISING YOUR HAND COMMISSIONER, GO AHEAD AND TELL US, I THINK, UH, MS. ALLIE'S, UH, BUY-IN WAS VERY LOW.

I COULD BARELY HEAR I FOLLOWED ALONG WITH THE PRINTED MATERIAL, UH, BUT, UH, I'D SUGGEST THAT, UH, UH, SOMEBODY HELPED, UM, MS. ALLIE, UH, GET A BETTER MICROPHONE BECAUSE I, IT WAS NOT INTELLIGIBLE.

UH, LOOK, I WAS FOLLOWING ALONG WITH THE CLOSED CAPTION, MR. MR. GREEN, REPEAT.

I THINK WE'VE TURNED UP MY VOLUME.

CAN YOU HEAR ME BETTER NOW? WOULD YOU LIKE FOR ME TO REPEAT THE RECOMMENDED ORDER, PLEASE, PLEASE.

YOU.

OKAY.

UH, CHAIR, COULD YOU ALSO ADMIT THE EXHIBITS ONCE I'M FINISHED? UM, IT'S FADING OUT AGAIN, STAFF ALSO REQUESTS.

PARDON? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW MUCH BETTER STAFF ALSO REQUESTS THAT THE COMMISSION ADOPT THE PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW FOR ALL REFERENCE CASES AND ORDER BY BUILDING THE FOLLOWING FOR CERTAIN INTERIORS AND UNITS OF BUILDINGS THREE THROUGH 6, 9, 10, AND 12 THROUGH 15 ONE OBTAIN AND FINALIZE ALL NECESSARY PERMITS TO REPAIR ALL CITED VIOLATIONS TO THE COMMERCIAL MULTI-FAMILY STRUCTURE.

WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE, THE ORDER IS MAILED THREE RESPECT REQUEST INSPECTIONS FROM AUSTIN CODE TO VERIFY COMPLIANCE AND FOUR ON THE 31ST DAY, IF COMPLIANCE HAS NOT BEEN ACHIEVED, ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY OF $2,000 PER WEEK BY BUILDING THAT WILL CONTINUE TO ACCRUE UNTIL THE CODE OFFICIAL DETERMINES THAT THE REPAIRS REQUIRED BY THIS ORDER ARE COMPLETE INTEREST, SHALL ACCRUE AT A RATE OF 10% PER YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE ASSESSMENT UNTIL PAID IN FULL.

THANK YOU AT THIS TIME, THE, UH, UH, SHARE WE'LL GO AHEAD.

AND IT MADE ALL, LET'S SAY FROM ONE TO 31, COULD YOU PERSIST, UH, OF ALL,

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EVEN NOT REALLY SAY THIS, WHICH INCLUDES PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND ADD NUMBERED EXHIBIT SQUISH OR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE, UH, PROPERTY AND VIOLATIONS AT THIS TIME? I BELIEVE WE HAVE A, UH, RED PER SEDATIVE FOR THE OWNER OR PROPERTY NUMBER ONE, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S, UH, ATTORNEY CURLIN MCDONALD.

ARE YOU PRESSING ATTORNEY MCDONALD? ARE YOU PRESENT? HELLO, MR. VICE CHAIR.

CAN YOU HEAR? YEAH.

HI.

ARE YOU OKAY? AND YOU HAVE ANY INSURANCE INCORRECT? YES, SIR.

OKAY.

SO YOU, UH, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND, UH, UH, PRESENT YOUR, UH, YOUR PROPERTY OWNERS, UH, UH, POINT ON THIS, UH, VIOLATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN CITED AND THERE BEFORE US GO AHEAD.

YES.

UH, MR. VICE CHAIR, COMMISSIONERS, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

THE MEETING AGAIN, MY NAME IS CAROLINE MCDONALD.

I WAS BROUGHT IN ORTIZ HERE ON BEHALF OF THE PROPERTY OWNER.

UM, I THINK, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, WE GOT STRAIGHT TO THE POINT OF THIS.

THE ISSUE TODAY, URI WAS A CATASTROPHIC POP OF COVID DRASTICALLY IMPACTED RESIDENTS IN AUSTIN.

UM, 9,500 APARTMENTS WAS ONE OF THE SH JUST HAD ONE VALVE.

SO PHASE ONE WAS COMPLETELY WITHOUT WATER FOR ABOUT A WEEK.

UM, MANAGEMENT TEAM TOOK ACTION IMMEDIATELY TO GET THEIR TENANTS WATER, UM, PHASE TWO REMAINED OPEN, SO THEY WERE ABLE TO BRING WATER, UM, TO THE RESIDENCE AND PHASE ONE.

UM, THEY ALSO BROUGHT IN TANKS ARRANGE FOR TIME THAT Y YMCA AND HAD APPOINTMENTS AND BANK AND APARTMENTS THAT HAD WATER, UM, FOR EVENTS LIKE THIS, THERE'S ALWAYS AN ACTION PLAN, UH, FOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM, BUT WITH SUCH UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THERE'S BEEN SIGNIFICANT DELAY IN THE REMODELING PROCESS, WHICH I THINK YOU'VE SEEN, UM, ON TOP OF THAT, THERE ARE CERTAIN LEASE PROVISIONS IN EACH LEASE WITH EACH TENANT THAT WE HAVE TO ADHERE TO, WHICH INCLUDES ENTERING, UH, YOU KNOW, CERTAIN UNITS, REPAIRS NOTICES, ET CETERA.

UM, DESPITE, UH, SOME OF THE COMMENTS I BELIEVE THAT CERTAIN TENANTS HAD SENT IN, UH, THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AT 9,500 H HAS BEEN OFFERING ALTERNATE UNITS COMPARE WITH COMPARABLE PRICES TO THE TENANTS THAT HAVE BEEN SEVERELY AFFECTED, INCLUDING THOSE ONSITE AND AT OTHER APARTMENTS HERE IN TOWN.

UM, SOME, UH, SOME HAVE DECIDED TO SAY SOME OF THOSE THAT HAD SOMEWHAT OF, UM, NOT AS INTENSE DAMAGE TO THEIR PLACES, BUT AS OF TODAY, I CAN, UH, CERTIFIABLY SAY THAT UNITS 3 1, 4 OR 1 6, 12 21, 13, 12, AND 1513 HAVE ALL BEEN RELOCATED TO AN ADEQUATE, UM, LIVING SPACE, A LITTLE BIT OF OUR TIMELINE AND OUR PROJECT PLAN.

UM, YOU KNOW, RIGHT AFTER THE STORM INTO FEBRUARY, MARCH, YOU KNOW, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT WAS DONE.

UM, WE HAD OUR TENANTS PROVIDE, YOU KNOW, THEIR DAMAGE THAT THEY'VE NOTICED TO US.

AND WE WENT THROUGH AND STARTED GOING THROUGH EACH UNIT IN MARCH.

WE REACHED OUT TO CONTRACTORS, OUR INSURANCE AGENCY AND STILL WE'RE EVALUATING AND ASSESSING.

UM, WE DID HAVE SOME CONTRACTORS COME OUT.

THEY SAID, WELL, LOOK, YOU NEED TO RIP SOME OF THIS STUFF OUT IMMEDIATELY, OR ELSE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE, IT'S GOING TO SPREAD.

IT'S GOING TO GET BLACK MOLD.

AND SO THAT'S WHERE YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THOSE, SOME OF THE WALL HAS BEEN RIPPED OUT.

UM, SO WE DID, WE DID DECIDE ON A CONTRACTOR.

UM, THEY BEGAN SOME OF THE DRY WALL.

THERE WERE SOME CONFUSION ON, UM, OBTAINING PERMITS.

UM, I BELIEVE THEY DID NOT THINK THEY NEEDED PERMITS FOR SOME OF THAT, SOME OF THE DRY WALL THAT THEY HAD.

SO THAT ALSO RESULTED IN A DELAY.

I'M SURE YOU CAN IMAGINE CONTRACTORS WERE HARD TO COME BY.

EVERYBODY NEEDED REPAIR AND THEN MATERIALS ALSO WERE HARD TO COME BY.

THERE'S STILL A SIGNIFICANT DELAY ON GETTING SOME OF THE APPLIANCES WOULD, UM, OTHER MATERIALS.

AND SO, UH, THE CODE INSPECTORS WERE MUCH FASTER THAN US.

THEY WERE ON IT, YOU KNOW, END OF APRIL, AS THEY SAID, UM, THEY ISSUED US THE NOTICE OF VIOLATION.

WE RESPONDED IN MAY AND OUR CONTRACTORS GOT THEIR ACT TOGETHER.

AND AS THE STATED, JUNE BEGINNING BEGAN PERMITTING AND THEY'VE ACTUALLY STARTED RECONSTRUCTION ON THE DRY WALL, SPECIFICALLY, UNIT NINE 11, THE SHEET ROCK, AND THE PLUMBING WAS COMPLETED LAST WEEK.

UM,

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SO HURDLES HAVE COME TO LIGHT ON TOP OF, YOU KNOW, WORKING WITH TENANTS AND GETTING THEM RELOCATED.

UM, THE MATERIALS, THE PERMITTING, OUR CONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN, UM, WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THROUGH EVERYTHING.

UM, SO WE HAVE AN ACTION PLAN IN PLACE, BUT THERE'S VARIABLES THAT WE JUST, WE CAN'T ALWAYS PREDICT.

UM, FOR INSTANCE, TODAY WE RECEIVE AN EMAIL THAT OUR CABINET CABINETRY MATERIALS IS ON BACK ORDER FOR THREE MONTHS.

SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT REPAIRS HAVE TO BE MADE, AND WE ARE DOING THAT, WHICH I THINK IT'S EVIDENCE BY, YOU KNOW, THE PERMIT SEVEN PERMITS ALREADY BEING SUBMITTED.

UM, WE HAVE CONTRACTORS PROVIDING BILL REPORTS WEEKLY.

UM, BUT I MUST SAY THAT THE 30 DAYS TO GET THESE REPAIRS DONE IS SO UNREALISTIC.

UM, OUR CONTRACTORS HAVE GIVEN US A TIMELINE WITH ALL THE PERMITTING FOR THE BUILDINGS.

UM, IT THAT'S AT LEAST 30 DAYS THE MATERIALS TO GET IT IN ABOUT 45 TO 60 DAYS.

AND THEN YOU HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR LABOR.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S ABOUT THREE TO FIVE DAYS PER BUILDING.

SO ALL IN ALL, THAT'S ABOUT, THAT'S ABOUT 90 DAYS FOR US TO GET THIS GOING.

AND THAT'S WHAT THAT'S BEING STARTED RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND LIKE I SAID, WE'RE DOING WHAT WE CAN AND THE TENANTS OF UNIT 3, 1 4 4 1 6, 12 21 AND 13, 12 AND 1513 HAVE BEEN RELOCATED.

WE FOUND THEM AS COMPARABLE PLACE TO, TO LIVE WHILE WE DO THESE REPAIRS.

UM, I I'M RESPECTFULLY ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL TIME, UM, BEFORE THESE FINES START KICKING IN, UM, BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING OR HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU A PLAN AND ACTION PLAN, KNOWING THAT IT MAY CHANGE BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM SOME OF OUR CONTRACTORS, BUT WE ARE, WE ARE DOING OUR, YOU KNOW, REQUIRED RESPONSIBILITIES.

UM, WE JUST, WE NEED MORE TIME AND, UM, WE ARE WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS.

SOME OF THEM WILL NOT LET US IN TO THEIR, THEIR UNITS AT THIS TIME THOUGH.

AND SO THAT'S, THAT'S ALSO ANOTHER OBSTACLE.

UM, SO I UNDERSTAND AGAIN, THE FORTY-FIVE DAYS OR THE 30 DAYS WE HAVE IN THE RECOMMENDATION, BUT I'M RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING AT LEAST 90 DAYS FOR US TO GET THIS WORK DONE, HAPPY TO HELP.

I GOT MY COMMISSIONERS.

UH, ANY QUESTIONS? I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER MAILER HAS A QUESTION.

YOU RECOGNIZE COMMISSION.

SO THE LITTLE THING ON THE FRONT, YOU GOTTA UNLOCK IT AND THEN YOU PUSH THE HELLO.

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO MUTE THEMSELVES.

UM, YES.

MY QUESTION FOR THE OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE IS WHY DID YOU NOT SUBMIT PERMITS BEFORE MID JUNE FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE STORM AND GETTING, UM, OUR CONTRACTORS HIRED AND THERE, WE DID HIRE A CONTRACTOR.

THEY DIDN'T THINK THEY NEEDED PERMITS.

THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD DO A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DRY WALL WITHOUT OBTAINING A PERMIT.

UM, SO THEN THEY FINALLY REALIZED WHAT THEY, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY HAD TO DO.

THEY HAD TO GO OUT AND GET THEIR MATERIALS.

THEY HAD TO GET THEIR, THEIR LABOR.

AND THAT'S WHEN THE PERMITS WERE SUBMITTED.

YEAH.

BUT THE, THE ORDER THAT CODE GAVE YOU IN LATE APRIL MADE IT CLEAR YOU NEEDED TO GET PERMITS.

YES.

YES, MA'AM.

AND THAT'S, WE RESPONDED AND IN AN EMAIL DATED IN MAY SAYING WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE PROCESS TO GET THE PERMITS, UM, COMPLETED, UH, VICE CHAIR.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS ON THIS TRACTOR? YES, WE DO.

WE HAVE, UH, UH, FIVE, UH, PUBLIC PARTICIPANTS.

OKAY.

AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND LET THE PUBLIC PARTICIPANTS COME INTO THE PICTURE.

THE FIRST ONE THAT I'M GOING TO, UH, RECOGNIZE IS A PARTICIPANT BY THE NAME OF CARLOS WHO, UH, LISTEN, INTERPRETER.

IT'S YOUR YOU'RE PRESENT.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED AT THIS TIME.

YEAH, I GUESS.

I MEAN, , ,

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UH, MR. AND WE HAVE YOU, CAN WE HAVE THE INTERPRETER INTERPRET, UH, PHRASES.

I, INSTEAD OF YOU GOING AHEAD AND, UH, I, UNLESS THE INTERPRETER HAS YOUR WRITTEN STATEMENT OF EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SAY, AND SHE'S JUST GOING TO COME BACK AND REPEAT THE WHOLE STATEMENT I CAN, I CAN AFTER, UM, AFTER HE FINISHES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL THEN GO AHEAD AND FINISH YOUR STATEMENT, MR. BROTHER.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

LOOK UP SO IT'S JUST IN THERE.

NO, NO.

NO, NO, I OWN A COMMITTEE ON THIS SEEN ELECTRICITY AS .

THERE IS OR OR IS THOSE I THINK ALL USED TO.

I SAID WHICH ARE LESS INTERPRETER.

MY NAME IS AND I HAVE LIVED IN THE 1900 APARTMENTS FOR MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS.

AND I WOULD SUMMARIZE WHAT HAS HAPPENED, DEPRESSION.

AND WHEN I KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE, WHAT HAS HAPPENED AFTER THE FIRST SAVIOR, ALL IS LAID OFF.

I'M A SENIOR OFFICE WITH THREE MAINTENANCE PEOPLE TO PRETEND TO GIVE GOOD SERVICE.

AFTER THE WINTER STORM, THERE WAS NO RESPONSE FROM MANAGEMENT.

NO, DID THEY PROVIDE WATER, FOOD OR HELP IN ANY WAY? WE WERE JUST LEFT WITHOUT WATER FOR TWO WEEKS ON POWER FOR FOUR DAYS FROM SO FOR LONGER, UM, I WAS FEELING THE SAME OR WORSE THAN BEFORE THE PERSON.

THERE IS NO ACTION PLAN OR MADE A MASSIVE, WHO IS HER WORK NUMBER WORK WAS YOU THIS PART ON MANY TENANTS APARTMENTS ON THEIR OWN OR PRESSURED BY, BY THREADS THE FUTURE, THE SAME ON THE FRONT OF UNAFFORDABLE HOUSING IS A WRITE-UP FOR CITIZENS AND CHARGE.

SHOULDN'T BE PROTECTED, BUT THIS STATE, AND IT'S SO GORGEOUS, THERE IS NOT TENANT IT'S TENDER COMMISSION TO PROTECT THOSE AFFECTS.

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INSTEAD, WE HAVE A BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION THAT ONLY LOOKS OUT FOR THE BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY OWNERS AND TENANTS.

WE HAVE THE CODE OFFICIALS, CONSTANT MEMBER, GREG BASS, THAT FIXES RULE AROUND LEGALLY.

THEY ALL DO A GREAT JOB, BUT YOU DON'T COME DOWN TO THE BIG OFFENDER OF THE BUILDING STANDARDS.

COMMISSION.

THINK SOMEBODY'S SON, FATHER BROUGHT IT ON THE PHONE FOR MOTHER LIVING WITH NO WATER, NO ELECTRICITY, NOTHING, NO INSULATION IN THE WALLS.

I'M TELLING ME IF THEY DESERVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS FOR 30, 45, 95 MORE DAYS AFTER SUFFERING FOR FOUR MONTHS, THE SIGNS FOR THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR 1900 SHOULD BE IMMEDIATE AND EVEN RETRACTED ANY OTHER SOLUTION.

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW CAN THEY SLEEP AT NIGHT THINKING WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN PROLONGED, THE SUFFERING OF MANY BY THE DECISION OF THE FIELD FOR THEIR BROTHER STATED THE SUREST THING THE BUILDING CENTER COMMISSION CAN DO IS NUMBER ONE, DON'T GIVE, MAKE THE 500 IN MY MANAGEMENT ANY MORE TIME FOR THIS TIME HUSTLE, REALLY PART NUMBER TWO, BEGIN FINES IMMEDIATELY.

POST CODE VIOLATIONS PER DAY.

NUMBER THREE, THAT'S FINE.

A POINT 900 APARTMENTS TO THE REPEAT OFFENDERS PROGRAM.

SO THEY, WE CAN, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR TEACHERS.

THANK YOU FOR THE RECORD.

YOUR NAME IS SUSANNAH PIMENTEL.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

YEP.

AND NOW WE HAVE, UH, ANOTHER, UH, PARTICIPANT AND IT'S, UH, J UH, WILT THROUGH, WELL, OKAY.

OKAY.

UH, I'M HERE.

YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS JAY WALTZ, AND UNTIL ONLY RECENTLY I WAS A TENANT OF THE 9,500 APARTMENT.

AND MY YEAR AT THE PROPERTY, I'VE EXPERIENCED NEGLIGENCE AND A LACK OF COMMUNICATION MULTIPLE TIMES, EVEN BEFORE THE WINTER STORM.

SO FOR TONIGHT, I DO WANT TO HONE IN ON HOW THEY MADE AN ALREADY STRESSFUL, STRESSFUL SITUATION.

WORSE.

MY APARTMENT FLOODED THREE TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF THREE WEEKS, THE FIRST INCIDENT BEING A DIRECT RESULT OF WHAT WAS LIKELY A PIPE BURST DURING THE POWER OUTAGES OF THE WINTER STORM.

THE TWO SUBSEQUENT FLOODING INCIDENTS WERE RESULT OF RESIDUAL WINTER STORM DAMAGE LYING IN WAIT, I GUESS I SAY LIKELY.

AND I GUESS, BECAUSE TO THIS DAY, NOBODY FROM MANAGEMENT HAS EVER COMMUNICATED WITH ME ABOUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE APARTMENT IN THE FIRST PLACE, NOR THEIR PLAN FOR FIXING IT OR WHAT ALL THAT WOULD ENTAIL.

REPAIR STARTED IN MY APARTMENT ABOUT A ONE AND A HALF MONTHS AFTER THE STORM.

AND BY THAT, I MEAN, THEY RIPPED OUT A WALL EXPOSING MY ROOMMATES ROOM TO THE EXTERIOR LAUNDRY ROOM.

YOU CAN SEE SUNLIGHT PEEKING IN FROM THE GAPS IN BRICK AND PANELING ON THE OUTSIDE WALL WITH ONLY A TARP HUNG UP TO SEPARATE THIS NEW SUNROOM FROM HER BEDROOM THERE, THE REPAIRS HAD BEEN FROZEN IN TIME FOR AT LEAST TWO MONTHS, THE EXPOSURE TO THE OUTSIDE AND THE LAUNDRY ROOM, INVITING PEST ISSUES LIKE, AND NOT INFESTATION OR A STRAY WALL, NO GUARANTEE THE FLOODING ISSUES WOULDN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

A WALL MISSING A WASHER AND DRYER ROOM UNUSABLE ALL WHILE PAYING FULL RENT.

YOU COULD NOT HAVE ADVERTISED MY UNIT AS IS AN EXPECTED TO FIND SOMEONE WILLING TO PAY WHAT WE HAD TO IN ORDER TO KEEP LIVING IN IT.

BUT DURING THIS TIME, MY ROOMMATE AND I WERE DISPLACED AS OUR UNIT WAS UNLIVABLE, WHICH MEANS WE PAID RENT FOR SOMEWHERE.

WE COULDN'T EVEN ACTUALLY LIVE IN AS THE APARTMENT KEPT FLOODING, LEAVING UNSANITARY CONDITIONS AND MOLDED AREAS.

AND ITS WAKES.

MY ROOMMATE SAW HOUSING WITH HER FAMILY AND ANOTHER PART OF TEXAS WHERE HOME HAD ALSO FLOODED DURING THE WINTER STORM.

AND I HAD TO LIVE ON SOMEONE'S COUCH.

ON THE ONE OCCASION, I GOT TO SPEAK TO ANYONE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPERTY AND ITS MANAGEMENT.

THEY DISMISSED THE SERIOUSNESS OF OUR SITUATION WHILE MAKING A PLEA FOR US TO BE PATIENT WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY WERE DOING THEIR BEST.

DURING THIS INCIDENT.

I COULD CLEARLY SEE A CERTIFIED LETTER.

I MAILED TO THEM DAYS EARLIER ABOUT OUR HEALTH CONCERNS I HAD MAILED BECAUSE THEY KEPT MARKING MY REPAIR REQUESTS THROUGH THE PORTAL COMPLETE WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING AND CALLING AND EMAILING NEVER LANDED AT AN EIGHT EITHER.

SO I EMAILED THE PROOF OF WHICH I COULD NOT ONLY, OR I MAILED RATHER THE PROOF OF WHICH I COULD NOT ONLY SEE RIGHT THERE ON THE MANAGEMENT DESK, IN FRONT OF ME ON OPEN, BUT VIA THE RETURN RECEIPT I HAD AS WELL FROM USPI SHOWING

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THEY HAD RECEIVED IT AND STILL NO ONE EVER RESPONDED TO ME.

THE STORMS ARE SCARY, BUT NOTHING WAS SCARIER THAN NOT KNOWING HOW TO GET HELP FOR OUR APARTMENT.

WHEN MANAGEMENT REFUSE TO EVEN TELL US WHAT WAS GOING ON.

SO OF HOW POORLY I'VE SEEN THEM USE THE TIME THEY HAVE HAD SINCE THE STORM TO WRITE THAT MANY WRONGS.

I DO NOT THINK ANY EXTRA TIME OR, AND SEE WILL MOUNTAIN TO ANY MEANINGFUL CHANGE FOR THE CONDITION OF MANY TENANTS APARTMENTS.

I URGED THAT THEY'D BE GIVEN NO ADDITIONAL TIME.

THEY'D BE FINE APPROPRIATELY AT THE HIGHEST AMOUNT.

AND I URGE THAT THEY BE ADDED TO THE REPEAT OFFENDERS LIST SO THAT NOBODY ELSE SHOULD CONTINUE OR EXPERIENCED FOR THE FIRST TIME, UH, SUFFERING LIKE I HAVE MR. CHAIR, I THINK YOU'RE MUTED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE OUR NEXT, UH, OUR NEXT PUBLIC PARTICIPANT AND IT'S UH, JERRY MAR UH, RHONDA ORENDA.

UH, THIS IS, THIS IS STEADY MUFF.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES.

HELLO? YES.

YEAH, IT IS YOUR REMARK.

MIND.

YEAH, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS JEDI .

I AM THE ORGANIZING DIRECTOR OF BALSA AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE TENANTS ASSOCIATION OF 9,500 APARTMENTS SINCE MARCH, 2021.

THE TENANTS ABOUT 9,500 APPROACHED BASA AFTER THE WINTER STORM FOR HELP BRINGING WATER TO THEIR NEIGHBORS.

MANY TENANTS DID NOT HAVE RUNNING WATER FOR THREE TO FIVE WEEKS.

SOME DID NOT HAVE HOT WATER FOR UP TO FOUR MONTHS, 9,500 MANAGEMENT CUSHMAN, AND WAKEFIELD'S RESPONSE TO THE WINTER STORM DAMAGES WAS TO THE MOUNT DEMOLISH WALLS.

REEBOK'S SINKS AND CABINETS AND TEAR HOLES IN THE WALLS AND CEILINGS, WHICH LEFT INSULATION AND WIRING EXPOSED TENANTS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE WORK TO BE COMPLETED AND ARE EXPECTED TO PAY FULL RENT, TO LIVE IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

AS PART OF THE WRITTEN TESTIMONY YOU WILL SEE IN YOUR POCKETS, YOU WILL SEE A DOCUMENT TITLED SILENCE OF THE LANDLORDS, WHICH IS A COLLECTION OF FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS FROM TENANTS.

THESE STORIES WERE SHARED WITH IN APRIL AND FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DAMAGES TENANTS HAVE STILL NOT HAD RELIEF FROM LIVING IN THESE UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

YOU'LL SEE IN PAGE 11 AND 12 JOSE, UH, HER BEST STORY WAS THERE AND HIS FAMILY HAD TO LIVE IN AN APARTMENT WHERE MAINTENANCE REMOVED THE KITCHEN SINK AND CABINETS THINGS IN THE BATHROOMS AND SHOWER HEADS AND FAUCETS WERE REMOVED.

AS YOU SAW IN JAVIER SOLACES PICTURES, UM, THERE WAS NO RUNNING WATER.

THEY COULD NOT COOK HER CLEAN AND SUFFERED SKIN ALLERGIES BECAUSE OF THE EXPOSED WALLS.

THE OFFICE TURNED HIM AWAY BECAUSE HE DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD ILLEGALLY LOCKED HIS FAMILY OUT OF THEIR APARTMENT.

RECENTLY, ANOTHER TENANT, UH, OLIVIA STILL HAS LARGE HOLES IN HIS WALLS.

AND CEILING HAS HAD ISSUES WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND PEST INFESTATION.

SINCE MARCH.

HE HAS HAD TO RESORT TO USING TAPE AND CARDBOARD TO COVER THE HOLES IN HIS KITCHEN FEELINGS.

WHEN HE RENEWED HIS LEASE RECENTLY, HE ASKED IF ANOTHER UNIT WAS AVAILABLE AND MANAGEMENT TOLD HIM THERE WAS NOTHING AND THAT IF HE DID NOT LIKE IT THERE, HE COULD MOVE TO ANOTHER APARTMENT COMPLEX.

HE'S STILL WAITING FOR HIS REPAIRS.

INSTEAD OF MAKING REPAIRS, CUSHMAN WILL FEEL HAVE GIVEN SEVERAL TENANTS NOTICE NOTICES OF LEASE TERMINATION, GIVING THEM SEVEN DAYS TO LEAVE WITH THREATENING LANGUAGE, TO REMOVE THEIR POSSESSIONS.

IF THEY WERE NOT OUT BEFORE THE DEADLINE, INSTEAD OF RESPONDING TO TENANTS, QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS, THEY HAVE SENT THE SAME GENERIC EMAIL SAYING, PLEASE BE PATIENT.

WE ARE WORKING ON REPAIRS, BUT THE TEXAS PROPERTY CODE DOES NOT OFFER THE SAME PATIENTS WHEN TENANTS ARE UNABLE TO PAY RENT ON TIME.

THE TENANTS ASSOCIATION HAS REQUESTED MEETINGS WITH CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD AND ARCHWAY HOLDINGS SINCE MARCH TO DISCUSS PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS TO TENANTS WHILE THEIR UNITS ARE BEING REPAIRED, BUT THEY HAVE REFUSED TO MEET WITH THEM.

WE ARE HERE REQUESTING ABOUT THE BFC CHARGED THE HIGHEST FINE POSSIBLE $1,000 PER CODE VIOLATION PER DAY.

GIVE NO ADDITIONAL TIME CONSIDERING HOW IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS THAT TENANTS HAVE HAD TO LIVE IN THESE UNSAFE CONDITION AND PLACE 9,500 APARTMENTS BACK ON THEIR REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM.

THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY ON THE LIST AND IT IS EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAVE NOT IMPROVED, UH, TENANTS I'VE GATHERED TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF TONIGHT'S MEETING.

JUST LIKE OVER 30 OF US DID LAST MONTH TO WATCH THE HEARING FROM YOU ARE FLAT IN MOUNT CARMEL.

UH, WE HOPE YOU DO THE RIGHT THING AND HOLD 9,500 APARTMENTS ACCOUNTABLE.

THANK YOU.

IS THAT, I DON'T KNOW.

LET ME ASK YOU, UH, THE, UH, STORES THAT YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE PLEASE VIEW OR THEY'RE IN A, UH, UH, IN A FILE FORM.

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HAVE THEY BEEN PRESENTED TO, UH, TO THE, UH, UH, UH, COAT, UH, OFFICERS VICE CHAIR FOR A PRESENTATION IS EVIDENCE.

I MEAN, IS IT AS EXHIBITS IN THIS CASE? VICE-CHAIR THIS IS MELANIE ALLI THERE IN THE BACKUP DOCUMENTATION.

OKAY.

SO, UM, IS, ARE YOU OFFERING TO PRESENT THEM AS EXHIBIT A FOR TODAY'S MEETING? UM, UH, YES, HE MAY.

OKAY.

WELL THEN THEY WILL BE SO ADMITTED.

THANK YOU NOW, UH, THE NEXT STEP AND THE NEXT AND FINAL SPEAKER THAT WE HAVE IS RICK CODERA.

MR. CODERA, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED CHAIR CHAIR.

HE'S SPEAKING ON THE NEXT ITEM ON CUDDLE DRIVE.

HE'S ON ITEM NUMBER TWO.

UH, YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

UH, I HIT HIM AS A SPEAKER NUMBER ONE THOUGH.

THAT WAS MY MISTAKE, MR. GREEN.

UM, WHAT EXHIBITS DID WE JUST, UH, ALLOWING, UH, OR 9,500 DESKTOP TESTIMONY.

OKAY.

IT'S SOME TENANT TESTIMONY IN YOUR BACKUP DOCUMENTS THING.

IT SAYS A COVER THAT SAYS TENANT TESTIMONY.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO WE CARRY NO OUT NO MORE, UH, POVERTY, UH, PARTICIPATION OR A GENERIC ONE, UH, COMMISSIONERS ANYMORE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE OWNERS OR OF CODE? UH, YES.

COMMISSIONER MILLER.

I, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE, UM, SPEAKER FROM BASTA TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO, UM, WHO WERE LOCKED OUT OR WHOSE LEASES WERE NOT RENEWED.

WHAT WERE THE REASONS FOR THAT THAT WERE GIVEN? UH, YES.

UM, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

UH, THIS IS, THIS IS JODIE MARK.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH, SO SEVERAL OF THE, UM, UNITS, UM, THAT THE ATTORNEY MENTIONED, UM, FOUR 16 AND 1513, UM, THAT THEY MENTIONED THAT THE RELOCATED, ESSENTIALLY THESE TENANTS RECEIVED, UH, LETTERS, UM, THAT THEY SAID THAT THEY HAD A MATTER OF DAYS TO LEAVE, UM, ESSENTIALLY BECAUSE THEIR UNIT WAS UNINHABITABLE, UM, AND THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN.

UM, AND SO THE TENANTS THAT I SPOKEN WITH THAT HAD RECEIVED THESE NOTICES OF LEASE TERMINATION, UM, YOU KNOW, WERE JUST FEARFUL, UM, ANXIOUS.

UM, THEY HAD NO IDEA, YOU KNOW, WHERE THEY COULD MOVE.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT THEY ACTUALLY HAD, UM, A CHOICE IF THERE WAS A CHOICE TO MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

UM, AND SO ESSENTIALLY THEY WERE, UM, YOU KNOW, SCRAMBLING BECAUSE THE LANGUAGE IN THE LETTER, UM, YOU KNOW, MADE THEM FEAR THAT IT'S, IT WAS LIKE AS IF THEY WERE BEING EVICTED.

SO THEY DID NOT TELL THEM THERE'S ANOTHER UNIT YOU COULD MOVE TO IN THIS PROPERTY OR ANOTHER PROPERTY IN THE LETTERS THAT I, IN THE NOTICES THAT I SAW, UM, THESE TENANTS, UH, THAT THESE TENANTS SHARED WITH ME, NO, THAT WAS NOT INCLUDED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YES.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, I'D LIKE ASK ONE QUESTION OF INSPECTOR OR SOLACE INSPECTOR ARE ALL OF THE VIOLATIONS IN PERSONALLY GAINED FROM THE MCDONALD'S TESTIMONY, IS ALL THE VIOLATIONS STEM FROM THE, UH, THE WINTER STORM EVENT? IS THAT, IS THAT YOUR UNDERSTANDING OR DID SOME OF THE VIOLATIONS PREDATE THAT EVENT? UH, CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN'T, UH, YEAH, UH, THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF THE, UM, THE VIOLATIONS, BUT THERE WERE SOME LIKE, AGAIN, THE APPLIANCES, UM, THAT WERE NOT FUNCTIONING AND, UM, SOME OF THE INFESTATION, I, I, I BELIEVE WASN'T RELATED TO THAT.

SO, BUT THE MAJORITY WERE FOR THE WINTER STORM CONCERNS, CONCERN, PARDON ME, CONCERNING THE TIMETABLE FOR OBTAINING PERMITTING OR REMEDYING, SOME OF THE VIOLATIONS, YOU KNOW, UH, IN YOUR EXPERIENCE IS THE, IS THE LAPSE OF TIME, UH, AN ISSUE HERE TYPICAL ATYPICAL LONGER THAN AVERAGE SHORTER STARTED BLINKING? NOPE.

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? I CAN'T.

OKAY.

I BELIEVE THAT THE CODE DEPARTMENT GAVE A TWO WEEK GRACE PERIOD TO WHEN THEY FIRST, WHEN THE WINTER STORM FIRST HAPPENED.

UM, SO YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO PULL PERMITS.

UM, SO YOU COULD GO IN THERE AND GET THEM PRETTY QUICK TO MAKE THOSE REPAIRS JUST LIKE, UH, YOU KNOW, EVERYWHERE ELSE IN BOSTON.

UM, I DON'T BELIEVE THIS WAS DONE, THAT WAS DONE IN THIS, IN THIS CASE.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, WE GOT THIS CASE PROBABLY LIKE A MONTH OR TWO AFTER THIS, UM, THE WINTER EVENT.

SO THAT WAS OUR FIRST TOUCH ON IT.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, AGAIN, THEY, THERE WAS A GRACE PERIOD AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN STARTED IN THIS ALL HAPPENING BEFORE CODE WAS INVOLVED AND INSPECTED.

DID CODE FIRST RECEIVED THE CASE BY REASON OF TENANT COMPLAINTS? YES.

YES.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I HAVE NO MORE QUESTIONS FOR INSPECT YOURSELF.

THANK YOU, MISS MIKE, BUT IF I COULD KEEP THE FLOOR FOR A MOMENT, I'D LIKE A QUESTION OR TWO FOR MS. ARENA.

UM, IF I MAY GO AHEAD, IS THERE ANYTHING STILL WITH US? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? ARE YOU PRETTY STILL ON? OKAY.

I, I ALSO HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MS. MCDONALDS, SO RATHER THAN REMAIN ON THE LINE, IF I COULD JUST PROCEED WITH THOSE MS. MCDONALDS, CAMMIE.

YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO, WELL, WE HEARD FROM HIS HONOR THAT, UH, HUMANS IN MANY CASES WERE BEING ASKED TO PAY FULL RENT AND APARTMENTS THAT WERE IN STATES OF DISREPAIR.

IS THAT CORRECT? I DON'T HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THAT.

UM, I CAN ONLY SPEAK TO WHAT WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY CLIENT.

AND THAT WAS NOT A QUESTION THAT I HAD ASKED THEM.

I APOLOGIZE.

NO, NO, NO WORRIES.

UM, WE ALSO HEARD FROM MS. WILK THAT THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CREW HAD RECEIVED A COMPLAINT BY A CERTIFIED MAIL, BUT DID NOT OPEN IT TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE, IS THAT CORRECT? OR IS THAT ANOTHER THING ON WHICH YOU'RE NOT ADVISED THAT YOUR CLIENT, UH, THAT IS JUST SOMETHING THAT I WAS NOT MADE PRIVY TO, BUT PRIOR TO THIS HEARING, SO I CANNOT SPEAK, SPEAK TO IT.

I WILL SAY THAT TYPICALLY NOT IN THEIR PRACTICE, BUT AGAIN, UM, FOR THIS, I DO NOT KNOW.

OKAY.

AND SPEAKING OF YOUR CLIENT, UH, I NOTICED THAT THE, THIS IS REGISTERED TO THE TEAK CAT TO A MARS.

SINGLE, IS IT, UH, WHO EXACTLY IS YOUR CLIENT? I REMEMBER MS. DONNA MENTIONED AN ARCHWAY, UM, WHICH I GATHER IS A REAL ESTATE FIRM AND THEN A CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD, WHICH IS PROBABLY A BROKERAGE WHO WHO'S YOUR CLIENT.

SO A CLIENT THAT HIRED US TO REPRESENT THEM ON BEHALF, UH, FOR THIS MEETINGS IS, IS THE FIRST ONE, THE MAR SINGLE YES, LLC.

OKAY.

AND WHO'S YOUR CONTACT AT MAR SINGLE.

OKAY.

SO WE'VE BEEN SPEAKING TO, UH, JANINE JANINE